Things that annoy you 5.0 - annoy harder

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by Trelliz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:18 am

KK wrote:Most of the time I think focus groups don't matter. They pay people 50 quid or whatever so everyone can tell them it's a load of arse (and sometimes it's in storyboard form, or the advert is drawn and partially animated), and they then go away and make it anyway.


I used to work in a market research-like company and i heard plenty of stories of a client's research team who'd pay loads for online panel research, interviews with senior stakeholders, focus groups etc and get a really in-depth report with lots of good recommendations for change or improvements, but one of the bosses would just go "yeah, but I want to do [the complete opposite] tho."

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by Jenuall » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:10 am

People who don't set the level of their headlights correctly when driving. Drove home last night being blinded by a bunch of strawberry floaters who think that they need their lights angled up when driving on a straight strawberry floating road.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 pm

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KK wrote:Most of the time I think focus groups don't matter. They pay people 50 quid or whatever so everyone can tell them it's a load of arse (and sometimes it's in storyboard form, or the advert is drawn and partially animated), and they then go away and make it anyway.


I used to work in a market research-like company and i heard plenty of stories of a client's research team who'd pay loads for online panel research, interviews with senior stakeholders, focus groups etc and get a really in-depth report with lots of good recommendations for change or improvements, but one of the bosses would just go "yeah, but I want to do [the complete opposite] tho."

I think this is most probably because it's easier to shock and annoy to get into peoples heads than actually produce a compelling narrative. In terms of ROI, it works, it's just lazy. You'd think it damages the brand but then the next thing comes along so..

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by Ad7 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:37 am

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I think sitting next to this guy is legitametly bad for my mental health. I strawberry floating hate him. HATE the strawberry floater. I was fantasizing about throwing myself off my bike today so I wouldn't have to be sat here next to him.


What's wrong with him?


I'll save the big post for when I'm on my pc and have a keyboard to type it, but for example he's just come.in 45 mins late and is now sat eating his breakfast loudly and reading BBC news in a minimised window. Oh and now he's phoned a garage about a fault with his car. This is the same guy who spends most of the day complaining about how underpaid he is. Do some strawberry floating work and come in on time and maybe that would happen.

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:00 am

Ad7 wrote:
Albear wrote:
Ad7 wrote:
I think sitting next to this guy is legitametly bad for my mental health. I strawberry floating hate him. HATE the strawberry floater. I was fantasizing about throwing myself off my bike today so I wouldn't have to be sat here next to him.


What's wrong with him?


I'll save the big post for when I'm on my pc and have a keyboard to type it, but for example he's just come.in 45 mins late and is now sat eating his breakfast loudly and reading BBC news in a minimised window. Oh and now he's phoned a garage about a fault with his car. This is the same guy who spends most of the day complaining about how underpaid he is. Do some strawberry floating work and come in on time and maybe that would happen.


So he eats food and uses the internet in work time?

He sounds completely different to the rest of us.

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by Knoyleo » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am

banana splits who drive off after an accident.

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:27 am

Trying to get tickets for the NBA London game this morning. Got on the automated system and withing 10 minutes it's completely sold out with 1,000s of tickets now available on resale sites at 3-4 x times the cost. I thought they were supposed to be cracking down on ticket touts?

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by Preezy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:19 am

That's punishment for wanting to watch basketball.

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:27 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Trying to get tickets for the NBA London game this morning. Got on the automated system and withing 10 minutes it's completely sold out with 1,000s of tickets now available on resale sites at 3-4 x times the cost. I thought they were supposed to be cracking down on ticket touts?


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by Frank » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:47 pm

It's quite crazy that Hamilton seemed to manage to eliminate ticket touting (the person buying the ticket *has* to attend, the tickets are printed by the staff an hour before the show, and you need your credit card and email confirmation for them to print) and yet it isn't a strategy that's been echoed anywhere else.

There really should be some kind of law against sites like stubhub. Ebay aren't exactly going to complain about people charging ludicrous prices when they take a cut of the money, are they?

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Frank wrote:It's quite crazy that Hamilton seemed to manage to eliminate ticket touting (the person buying the ticket *has* to attend, the tickets are printed by the staff an hour before the show, and you need your credit card and email confirmation for them to print) and yet it isn't a strategy that's been echoed anywhere else.

There really should be some kind of law against sites like stubhub. Ebay aren't exactly going to complain about people charging ludicrous prices when they take a cut of the money, are they?


I don’t morally disagree in principle with sites like Stubhub, but they should be massively restricted on the mark-up that they are allowed to charge. It’s fair enough for them to recoup their admin fees and a little bit as a profit, but they should be required to keep that profit small and the ticket sellers themselves shouldn’t make anything other than the face value of the ticket(s).

It is easy to see how people could buy tickets for an event that they can’t attend and there should be a way for those people to get their money back and for other people to then purchase those tickets. It’s only annoying when touts are selling tickets for £500+ that have a face value of £70.

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PostRe: Things that annoy you 5.0 - annoy harder
by Frank » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:43 pm

With Hamilton you just get in touch with ticketmaster and return the tickets so you get your money back (maybe minus a few quid as a handling fee) and the tickets get sold on without some ludicrous middleman for the correct price.

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:53 pm

Frank wrote:With Hamilton you just get in touch with ticketmaster and return the tickets so you get your money back (maybe minus a few quid as a handling fee) and the tickets get sold on without some ludicrous middleman for the correct price.


That sounds like a good system.

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by Frank » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:55 pm

Which is why it's mind-blowing that we still have the problem of ticket touts.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:18 pm

Frank wrote:Which is why it's mind-blowing that we still have the problem of ticket touts.

As long as people with more money than sense exist, there will be arseholes willing to screw the rest of us to exploit them.

Kind of like Lootboxes.

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by Ad7 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:25 pm

Frank wrote:Which is why it's mind-blowing that we still have the problem of ticket touts.



TIKITSAAAAAA. BUY OR SELL ANY TIKITSAAAAAA BUYIN OR SELLIN

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by Green Gecko » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:47 pm

I've only bought a ticket from "touts" ebay twice, one was maybe £40 over asking for an already expensive weekend ticket (maybe £120) and the other was face value as it was a promo ticket and I got it via special delivery the same day I left for the festival (Glade). So when it's normal people fair enough it's the gouging that's absurd. It could so easily be systematised, but economically speaking who's to say you can sell for example a video game at a higher price due to higher demand but not a ticket.

You'd have thought marketplaces would protect their reputation by not supporting scummy practices but they collect the profits so yeah not gonna change unless that place especially has an interest in that area.

Ticketmaster's campaign is essentially CSR, it will cost them money to resell a ticket (maybe they only refund part of a returned ticket), they don't really need to care. Good anyway.

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by Snowcannon » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:34 pm

Ticketmaster profits handsomely from resellers

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by Curls » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:30 am

Jenuall wrote:People who don't set the level of their headlights correctly when driving. Drove home last night being blinded by a bunch of strawberry floaters who think that they need their lights angled up when driving on a straight strawberry floating road.


Also add, new audi and BMW's with bright blue halogen whatever-the-fuck-they-are headlights that blind everyone else on the road. Maybe they're dipped incorrectly, but I seem to be blinded by everyone of these cars these days.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:10 am

That's just mad bright LEDs. Higher uv index, they'll actually illuminate fluorescent stuff.

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